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You can use these standard storage types as a basis for your own individual settings, or

you can create different storage types to meet the requirements of your company.

Definition of Control Parameters in the Storage Type

You need to define important control indicators at the storage type level that determine the material flow
(putaway and picking activities) and the way inventory is handled in each storage type. These include the
control indicators for:

 Putaway

 Picking

 Blocking indicators and inventory procedures

Some control indicators for storage types are mutually exclusive; legal or internal
directives may not allow some combinations of indicators. In such cases, the system
issues an error message. We recommend that you check and test any new combinations
before they are released in the production system.

Only when there are no further stocks available in a storage type can you activate or
deactivate storage unit management.

We recommend that you only change the capacity check function for a storage type if
there is no more stock stored there.

You should be especially cautious when changing control indicators that pertain to
putaway strategies.

There are indicators in the storage type that can be overwritten in the movement type. That is to say,
certain functions, such as confirmation requirement for putaway and picking or allowing posting changes
in the same bin, are valid in general for a particular storage type, but not for a particular posting (for
example, goods receipts from production do not need to be confirmed).

For further information on how to modify existing storage types or create new ones, refer to the
Implementation Guide (IMG) for Warehouse Management under the path Master Data  Define Storage
Type.

Integration
The Inventory Management (IM) application component communicates with the Warehouse Management
component through interim storage types. Goods receipts and issues posted in IM are automatically
updated in WM in these interim storage types.

These storage types can have characteristics that are not normally defined in purely physical storage
types. For example, they can have negative stock; no capacity check is required and no putaway or
picking strategies are defined for interim storage areas.

Example
You can define several storage types for each warehouse number. The following illustration depicts five
storage types assigned to a single warehouse number.

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